Hearing on Pompey's future delayed

Daily Echo: Hearing on Pompey's future delayed Hearing on Pompey's future delayed

Accountants managing the affairs of troubled football club Portsmouth have said they are assessing options after a High Court hearing relating to a planned takeover by a group of supporters was postponed.

Portsmouth - struggling near the foot of League One - was placed into administration in February and a High Court judge was today expected to hear details of a problem concerning the club's Fratton Park stadium.

But the hearing was adjourned after lawyers representing the firm of accountants acting as Portsmouth's administrators said discussions were taking place with representatives of the club's former owner, Balram Chainrai.

Katharine Holland QC, for administrators PKF, told Mr Justice Sales at the hearing in London: ''This is not a straightforward matter.''

Outside court, a PKF spokesman added: ''We are taking stock and assessing options.''

Lawyers are expected to update Mr Justice Sales at a hearing tomorrow.

A group called the Pompey Supporters' Trust has put forward a takeover proposal which Football League bosses say has ''merit''.

But league bosses say outstanding issues - including a problem about the ownership of Fratton Park being considered by the High Court - have to be resolved before the trust's bid can be fully considered.

A High Court judge placed Portsmouth into administration 10 months ago after being told that the club had an unpaid tax bill of around £2 million and owed other creditors about the same.

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2:46pm Thu 13 Dec 12

bluewhiteandred says...

We are in it to win it !
Sad the number of Saints on the news site i cant call them fans thinking the Death of Portsmouth fc is a laughing matter and all their false posts !
PUP
We are in it to win it ! Sad the number of Saints on the news site i cant call them fans thinking the Death of Portsmouth fc is a laughing matter and all their false posts ! PUP bluewhiteandred
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3:07pm Thu 13 Dec 12

SO50 Saint says...

That's why its so quiet on here today then blue. I personally hope you get through this as we need a rival and there really are no clubs that come as close to yours. But I do think the hearing being put back is not good news for PFC
That's why its so quiet on here today then blue. I personally hope you get through this as we need a rival and there really are no clubs that come as close to yours. But I do think the hearing being put back is not good news for PFC SO50 Saint
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3:07pm Thu 13 Dec 12

shane d says...

Laughing stock as normal. Joke of a club. One team in Hampshire COYR
Laughing stock as normal. Joke of a club. One team in Hampshire COYR shane d
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3:07pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Folkestone Saint says...

bluewhiteandred wrote:
We are in it to win it !
Sad the number of Saints on the news site i cant call them fans thinking the Death of Portsmouth fc is a laughing matter and all their false posts !
PUP
Say's you who spends more time on the Saints site than I do, but then I do work I suppose. As for us wanting your demise, maybe because you lot swamped our site when we were in trouble but don't like a taste of your own mate, so WFILN
[quote][p][bold]bluewhiteandred[/bold] wrote: We are in it to win it ! Sad the number of Saints on the news site i cant call them fans thinking the Death of Portsmouth fc is a laughing matter and all their false posts ! PUP[/p][/quote]Say's you who spends more time on the Saints site than I do, but then I do work I suppose. As for us wanting your demise, maybe because you lot swamped our site when we were in trouble but don't like a taste of your own mate, so WFILN Folkestone Saint
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4:02pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Rocket 1 says...

Tick Tock,Tick Tock, Tic Tock, you wouldn't let a Dog suffer like this, so why let the Fishies?? put them out of their misery once and for all, only one Team in Hampshire, " UP THE REDS "
Tick Tock,Tick Tock, Tic Tock, you wouldn't let a Dog suffer like this, so why let the Fishies?? put them out of their misery once and for all, only one Team in Hampshire, " UP THE REDS " Rocket 1
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7:46am Sat 15 Dec 12

Stroppy_gramps says...

Blue - it really is Karma. If you want to blame anyone, blame the alleged Pompey fans who flooded the DE site when the Mighty Saints were in trouble.

I am on there too, but I like to think I am putting up more reasoned arguments than 'dur hur! your club is sh1t!'

The thing is, we all get that Pompey fans are passionate about their club - every club has passionate fans and it's one of the things that makes football such a great sport. However the rubbish that is being spouted on that site about what is going on is ridiculous. In all of this, BC is starting to look like the most viable option. Throughout all of this sorry saga, he is the only one who has been honest about what he wants to do - get Portsmouth back on an even keel so he can sell it.
It really is time this was all brought to an end - get that court case decided or close the club and start again
Blue - it really is Karma. If you want to blame anyone, blame the alleged Pompey fans who flooded the DE site when the Mighty Saints were in trouble. I am on there too, but I like to think I am putting up more reasoned arguments than 'dur hur! your club is sh1t!' The thing is, we all get that Pompey fans are passionate about their club - every club has passionate fans and it's one of the things that makes football such a great sport. However the rubbish that is being spouted on that site about what is going on is ridiculous. In all of this, BC is starting to look like the most viable option. Throughout all of this sorry saga, he is the only one who has been honest about what he wants to do - get Portsmouth back on an even keel so he can sell it. It really is time this was all brought to an end - get that court case decided or close the club and start again Stroppy_gramps
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